Nonprofit Leaders Join Shine the Light on July 12 to Explore How Organizational Vibrancy Impacts Mission

DNA Creative Communications (DNA), in partnership with the Community Foundation of Greenville, the United Way of Greenville County and the Hollingsworth Funds, announces the second part of its 2016 Shine the Light Nonprofit (STL) Forums series, “Creating a Vibrant Culture That Fosters Forward Thinking.” The event will take place on July 12, from 8 a.m. to noon at The Warehouse Theatre, located at 37 Augusta Street in Greenville.

DNA Founder and President Debbie Nelson and local consultant Tan Kirby Davis will conduct the workshop for Greenville‘s nonprofit leaders. “Creating a Vibrant Culture That Fosters Forward Thinking” will focus on the symbols, messages and behaviors that communicate who an organization is and what it does.

“STL attendees will be asked to consider how these characteristics may be hidden or visible, and how they impact their organization’s day-to-day problem solving, operations and capacity building. Participants will walk away with the tools recommended for establishing an environment that encourages innovative leadership and supports change,” shared Nelson. Davis will share best practices and the benchmarks for establishing a vibrant organizational culture.

Tod Tappert –  Greenville Health System and Elizabeth JendeMOVE Performance Consulting – will kick off the conversation by sharing their thoughts on what shapes a thriving organizational culture through an interactive presentation.

The workshop will also include Innovation Labs facilitated by community leaders. These facilitators will encourage attendees to share their own insights and experiences with organizational culture in peer conversations. Innovation Lab Facilitators include Evan Cramer UCW Logistics, Megan DodgensThe Riley Institute at Furman University, Whitney HannaGreenville County Schools, Guy HempelThe Hayes Group International, Meliah Bowers JeffersonWyche Law Firm, Carlos QuinteroSales Effectiveness, Tamela Spann – Hollingsworth Funds, Tod Tappert – Greenville Health System,  Beverly Ward – Talent Management, Dan WeidenbennerMill Village Farms, and Sharon WhitneyUnited Community Bank.

For more information on Shine the Light or to register for the series, visit or call Debbie Nelson at (864)-420-0195.

Shine the Light Nonprofit Forums

Shine the Light Nonprofit Forums is an annual series of educational workshops presented by DNA Creative Communications in partnership with the Community Foundation of Greenville, the United Way of Greenville County and the Hollingsworth Funds. National, regional and local nonprofit experts present compelling workshops on topics such as leadership development, strategic planning, financial stewardship, fund development and communications. Programs are designed for nonprofit professionals and their board members to gain the insight and skills to manage sustainable organizations. Since its launch in 2010, more than 1,300 participants and 375 organizations have attended and supported Shine the Light Nonprofit Forums. To learn more, visit

Posted June 20, 2016 in: Blog, Speakers, Press Releases by Debbie Nelson

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